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Nov 26, 2012 7:30pm PST
for city elective office." because that presumes that that person has not yet qualified, and that the purpose of the endeavor is to have them be a qualified candidate. it's not to support the election of the that person. it's really more about getting them to be a qualified candidate and i'm actually thinking less about the draft someone over the summer or draft someone as a written that actually happened in 1999 in ammiano for mayor. i recall some of that, but try not to recall all of it this sec. you could have the same efforts that happened with "run he had run," and progress for all," in the context of a write-in campaign and i'm not sure under this definition it would get captured. that is why i'm hung up on qualification versus election. >> may i ask you a question about that? >> sure. >> it's not clear to me why that is materially different from what we have? >> well, again it's not necessarily the election of a person. that is not necessarily the goal of the committee or the committee would assert that is not their goal. it's to get them to run and, in fact
SFGTV
Nov 26, 2012 7:00pm PST
to be a caretaker who was to fill the vacancy until the next election could be held. there were at least three sump committees, i think maybe four and some of them raised good sums of money. and my concern was that they were functioning as campaigns without actually being campaigns. the commission decided that they weren't campaigns under current law. but i think the commission agreed that the raising and spending of that size of money was not designed by the voters to be something that went unregulated. so the commission directed the staff to put together some provisions that would, as i said, regulate committed are designed to draft, particularly those that raise tangible sums of money. the reason for that is that a citywide campaign aimed at a single person still reaches people citywide, and would conceivably impact their decisions at the polling place based on the fact that you get someone to run for office by extolling their virtues. so these rectally simple to follow will treat under our law, such campaigns, such committees, excuse me, as primarily formed campaigns and therefore, report th
SFGTV
Nov 21, 2012 4:00am PST
next agenda item is an action item. it is the co-chair election. for the position of co-chair, wendy james has successfully executed her leadership role for one year. her position is now up for a vote. we will accept nominations. offered by oneself were nominated by one's colleagues. the first to cue in is co-chair james. >> co-chair: i would like to nominate myself and continue as co-chair for another year and continue to learn how to co-chair. >> (off mic) >> chair: okay. we have one nomination, and one second. do we have any further nominations for the co-chair position? >> yes. >> chair: roland? >> councilmember wong: i like to dominate idell wilson. nominate. (correction) nominate (laughter) >> i would really say, i would be honored. i would like to third, for wendy to have a second year. >> chair: you are declining the nomination? are there any further nominations? seeing none, okay, this is where we have to reserve the public comment. we have a motion on the floor. we have a second. do we have any public comment? check the bridge line, not working. seeing none, we have b
SFGTV
Nov 23, 2012 8:00pm PST
was brought forward shortly before a very contentious election season when people were focused on the presidential election and important local elections, and also when we all had to be in the field for those things and the holidays are coming up, and by the way every time this legislation has been introduced that has been the situation. the cynical attempt to ram this through without stakeholders that need to be involved in this process like the groups i represented, and the others that will speak. the fact that we have not been included in any shape, way or form substantially in this and we're barely getting time to read this so we know all the implications for it are crucial, but i can tell you i have dug into this document in the last couple weeks and the fact you're continuing it is crucial and we need more time. it's a confusing document but what i have seen it's a mine field for those that want to protect your neighborhoods and i want to thank whoever made the decision that put it up for continuance and urge you to continue it. we need more time to get our heads around
SFGTV
Nov 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
that in chapter 3, we are handling complaints alleged violations of the ordinance by elected officials or department heads, but also those that come directly to us and don't go through the task force. is that right? >> i think this language was included just to make sure it was clear that any referral from the task force or in the off chance by the supervisor of record. this is not something that would come directly to the commission. >> but a referral, where the order of determination is a willful violation of a department head or an elected official would still go under chapter 3; right? >> correct. >> and this is just referring to allegations of non-willful. >> okay. >> so katherine is right in one aspect that the potential exists and the other part of this there was a concern that if something that staff was not a party of interest, if you will and a referral. so the only time that staff would be a party of interest is if we initiated the complaint and therefore, the executive director wouldn't have a role apart from providing you a legal recommendation on what was presente
SFGTV
Nov 20, 2012 8:30pm PST
receives doesn't accurately reflect the views -- [inaudible] contact the elected officials not to offended about it. i hope that san francisco will not re-cap tich lait to the minor of complainers and lead the nation out of the dark on public nudity. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good morning. it's great to be here. i just wanted to say i strongly support this legislation. my only concern i think it should go further. if i pull my pants down right now and show everyone it and i would be arrested although in another area it's okay by a small majority. i would point out some of the people that have spoken are from the nudist community and advertise for websites in public and this has nothing to do with i want to be natural. i just want to be naked. this has to do with i want to get my weird sexual pleasure of being naked. once again i am strongly in favor of this. thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker. >> hi. i am bruce smith and i would like to support this legislation. i would like to have the freedom to take my two nieces that visit from texas to a fil
SFGTV
Nov 21, 2012 2:30am PST
director. the last time we met there was an election. there is a lot to be thankful for in the outcomes of the election at the national state and local level. also on two local measurs. prop b, 195 million dollar general obligation bond measure earmarked to provide renovations and improvements to our city parks. one of the reasons why that is so important to us here in the council and also to the mdc, these renovations advance access in the facilities. this is the way that we get to renovate recreation centers and playgrounds and bathrooms and trails. it was important for our transition plan work to have this funding source. that was a successful outcome. one of the benefit of the bond measure is that these improvements that have been taken place, different recreation centers, it was more accessible disaster shelters. these rec centers are on the list of available shelter site. back in 2005 we first started the survey, a lot of them were not renovated and are not successful. as would go back one by one was added to the list. that has helped us a lot with the 2008 measure in g
SFGTV
Nov 21, 2012 8:30am PST
in this election of activities and effective credit recovery options. >> thank you, very much. >> okay. let's move on to the next item which is item e, parent advisory council, pac report. representative? and it is ruth, again. >> we are going to milk this last week. >> this is my last report to the board as the parent of the advisory council. kind of really flowing from what the student advisory council was just talking about, one of the pac's priorities is addressing the issue of high school graduation requirements and especially just looking at where the students who are in 11th grade right now who are the first students to have to meet the athrough g requirements where they are at. first of all the pac is very concerned about the number of students who are not on track to graduate right now. and really especially about the disproportionate on the african, latino and other students. it is making, we are really making an effort to learn more about the plans to respond to this urgent problem. and it feels the parents like a crisis and actually i have been in a number of meetings and i am glad to
SFGTV
Nov 23, 2012 7:30am PST
francisco neighborhoods. i would like to speak for a moment. now that the election proposition b has concluded, it is time to take a closer look at the results and what the numbers really mean. the coalition for san francisco neighborhoods representing 46 groups, the more than 25 additional organizations and is over 85,000 citizens have voted no on proposition b deeply love their parks, including people from conservative, moderate and progressive backgrounds. these people are joined together in their deep concern for the management of their park system. according to yesterday's sf examiner, the proponent spent over 950,000 promoting the bomb, the highest expenditure involving local propositions, over 100 times greater than mere funding spent by the no amb. in fact, yes amb spent 4 cents a vote compared to 10 cents a vote sent by no on b. despite this lopsided expenditure, if we compare to the 2008 bond it only managed to increase margin of support by less than half a percent. why did this extraordinary campaign funding difference have so little difference on the electorate? the reaso
SFGTV
Nov 25, 2012 4:00am PST
consuming solution which i submit our plans as evidence we considered long ago and elected not to pursue. on behalf of both partners i think of course we can only carefully and respectfully note your philosophical statement. i don't know if you're asking us to formally create a sublimit in the approval as a condition of the extension which i probably don't have the authority to do on the spot without consulting art stone. >> probably not. i just want to make sure that as other projects which of dormant for a long time come forward i want the major planning rules of this city reflected in giving extensions but always recognizing changed circumstances and i think that we need to do that in order to fully commit the transformation of the city through these major moves. >> commissioner moore i am noting openly and carefully about the change of circumstances of downtown and your philosophical view about parking. >> and i think he will be facilitated to make that happen. no other questions. >> commissioner there is a motion and a second to approve with conditions. >> and just to be certain
SFGTV
Nov 26, 2012 5:30pm PST
commission. :good evening dale pillpa, just wanted to comment and perhaps inquire on the election season that has just concluded. i assume that the staff will be analyzing the effectiveness of the matching -- the public finance program and perhaps compiling a report and i'm just wondering what the thinking is on the timing for that? it's usually a few months down the road, but given the various things that happened this cycle, i believe it will be interesting to look at the numbers after the fact and maybe we can have some discussion at that time about the program and how it works given what we anticipated about a year-ago going into this cycle. i don't know if staff has an indication of when that mike be happening. >> a few months. >> thanks. next item on the agenda is discussion and possible action on the amendments to the ordinance. >> nobody is a stranger to the subject matter in front of us. the commission made some progress and combing through input from the sunshine ordinance task force and the staff's updated and redirected recommendations and then once again, after the last
SFGTV
Nov 22, 2012 11:30pm PST
of you, and if that is approved on the 20th, then the department of elections will be ininstructed to mail ballots which they will do by november 30th. the ballots would go out and there is a 45-day ballot period. so what we are proposing is to have the public information meeting at budget and finance on january 23rd. as well as that is the hearing on the issues bonds and more on the structure would go before you again at that point. >> and then, february 5th, would be the proposed ballot hearing, where the ballots would be tabulated as well as a vote on the resolution to issue bonds. and squished in between all of that is the capital planning committee before the resolution to issue bonds comes to the budget and finance it will have to go to the capitol committee in early january or late december. we can't predict how long it will take but we estimate that it should be wrapped up by june 2013. and then, our anticipation is that the district would again in july, 2013, but in the management plan it also says, you know, that date could get pushed out depending on the validation actio
SFGTV
Nov 21, 2012 10:00am PST
at the board, after a very important election. and the results that have moved our city forward in the right direction, from the payroll tax reform to housing, to taking care of our parks. i appreciate your advocacy and your commitment to san francisco. because of our collective efforts, san francisco voters were able to make a very thoughtful choices at the ballot box this past couple of weeks, that have helped fund infrastructure, move to job creating tax policy, and invest in critical housing needs in our city. collectively helping san francisco families and businesses. with that i'd like to take your two questions, supervisors. thank you. >> president chiu: thank you. our first question will be provided by our district 6 colleague, supervisor kim. >> supervisor kim: thank you and congratulations on your leadership on the propositions we passed a through e. in our district we've gotten many e-mails and questions about this but something that hasa uát up with our resident what are current procedures for recouping cost for street closures. specifically, what costs are being reimbursed to t
SFGTV
Nov 22, 2012 10:30pm PST
we had come after election day. but the priorities would have changed if prop 30 had not passed. thankfully the voters in the state of california pass that allowing us not to move to 10 furlough days. that would be tragic for the students. for me the school continues to be a priority. it's a priority for our district and our city and many families. and unfortunately we made i commitment to the class of 2014-15, not just sfusd but something as a city. and to allow our students in our first two classes not to graduate at these alarming numbers. and particularly in the african-american and latino community would be a travesty. and i am certain that the district here on out would be committed to reallocate that the classes after 14 and 15 would have a different structure and set up of the budget. that decreases every year unfortunately. so i am going to make a motion to move this forward with recommendation. >> thank you, a motion to move forward with recommendation. supervisor oblos. >> thank you, i will second this motion and speaking as someone who has worked in the school distri
SFGTV
Nov 24, 2012 6:30am PST
are considering. and after if this was approved, at the full board, then, the department of elections will mail the ballots to all of the hotels proposed to be assessed in city and county of san francisco. and after that, there will be a public information meeting in january on the 23rd, which is included in the date of this proposed resolution of intention. and then, after that, the full board, as community as a whole would consider the resolution to establish following a ballot tabulation and public testimony. in addition, there was a validation action process to validate not only the proposed financing portion of the district but also the assessment district. so other approval processes related to the bonds, this is proposed that the city would issue bonds that would be repaid in large part by the assessments by also by the city contributions. and we will get more into this in a minute with the presentation. but the capitol planning committee would have to you know, approve the resolution to issue bonds, and the board of supervisors again will have to after that, approve the resolution to is
SFGTV
Nov 20, 2012 4:00pm PST
are up here now, marshall,v,'(⌞ç philip, pamela,d will staff person leland, and newly elected plaza east tenant association martha. over the past several months, i have worked closely with staff and residents of the housing authority sites that quee that e have in district 5, whether programming community spaces, or connecting folks to mental health services, the group here today has gone above and beyond to be community builders for the residents of public housing. most recently the staff teamed with good will to get residents involved in the intensive job readiness program and 75% of the participants are public housing residents, with over half of the class coming from robert pitts, which is a development in district 5. these numbers arer ñ incredibld show how hard folks are working to empower public housing residents and move them forward to financial stability and economic success. i'm going to read just a little bit about each of you, and then if you can all make a comment just about who you are, or what motivates you, whatever. we have marshall johnson, supporting individuals and
SFGTV
Nov 22, 2012 4:00am PST
";( @ this is the recall state and local officials. this here guides local election and recall elections. they're done for. the days of people like this, my friends across the aisle, trying to bribe the people and say we'll pay for it ourselves, it's called bribery. i have the treasurer collecting the tax dollars. we need innovation not organized crime. we need family businesses. together to cause solutions to our problems that we have together. the traffic is a manifestation of what's going on in our city, everyone honking all the time, so rude, so ill mannered. family is where it starts. my grandfather thomas jefferson said a -- society is what keeps family together because based on family that's a family business, i don't know why we're having -- my friend across the aisle says we should have a place where we -- we should have the full board with christina olague, where they can have public comment. we're having public comment right here. what are you talking about. this is public comment. i don't even know their business. they want to be innovative to san francisco.bdpj please give them their business
SFGTV
Nov 25, 2012 9:30am PST
was elected was about this library. and i got to tell you, that was only four years of a ten-year struggle. there have been hundreds of meetings coming together. there are high school students today who were preschool students when we started this conversation. and i have to tell you as we all know, it takes a village to raise our kids, but it has taken many villages to build this library. i want to start first and foremost by thanking three mothers, who helped to lead friends of joe dimaggio, julie christinsen, lizzy diaz and lizziehurst, thank you for all you have done. [ applause ] and i also want to take a moment and thank all of the parents who are here of all the different schools that we have. yes, franklin middle school, garflied, st. peter and paul, what am i missing? sherman, telegraph hill. thank you all for what you are doing. i also want to thank those who have been advocating for our seniors and disabled, our parks advocates, our library advocates and of course our city staff. we have a lot of acronyms, dpw, ruark, our mayor, planning, thank all for what you have done. [ appl
SFGTV
Nov 20, 2012 9:00pm PST
wide problem and involving every elected official in local government. this has given the supervisor media attention and has name is known around the planet and throwing away san francisco live and let live and i ask you where is the evidence? i will tell you what evidence i have. i have a petition with 1500 signatures and comments and asking you ladies and gentlemen, the board of supervisors, not -- i politely repeat not to implement a city wide nudity ban. the supervisor from district eight refers to some of his own constituents as disgusting and a blight on the neighborhood. this has rendered intolerable in san francisco california. sadly many people in the community now refer to the castro district as district hate. ladies and gentlemen of the committee please stop this head line grabbing and i implore you to kill this legislation today, right now, today before this hearing adjourns. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good morning supervisors. my name is due and have been a resident of district eight for 31 years. in that time one of the things i enjoyed the most w
SFGTV
Nov 21, 2012 6:00am PST
of the things that go on don't get documented. i just elect somebody needs to be on the inside. i have experience. i volunteered for numerous community and homeless nonprofit organization. atlanta advocate for the homeless to the best of my ability. that is really it. >> supervisor kim: you said you currently reside at sanctuary? >> yes. >> you have a 90 day bed? >> yes. >> thank you. carolyn -- nicholas kimura [sounds like] and then and [indiscernible] >> my name is nick. i can to san francisco about four years ago; i began interning at -- setting a sociology. i was introduced to the homeless population. it help me learn a lot. i did a big project in the demographics. i was introduced to the clear population, the tran population and homeless population in castro and tender loma. i got a good overview of the institutions involved. i was an average worker. most of the majority work was in castro; also work with organizations throughout the city that work with homeless population. simultaneously began to intern at a san francisco attorney's office they can services unit; i learn a
SFGTV
Nov 21, 2012 7:00am PST
. anyway fast forward three and a half years newly elected mayor he asks me to be the director of emergency services and i really didn't want to do it because of what i have seen and he went to my house and my wife wanted to. >> >> live in san francisco so my goose was cooked. i took over the job and i planned to return to the east coast. there was one staff member, no vehicles, no money, no nothing, and through the good efforts of a director of public works at the time they built seismically configured foundations and they brought in double wides and built the interim emergency command center which is the community building over there and that was where we were. no furniture, no telephones, no nothing. i came the first day and ask where is the command center? it's in construction. it's that area in the park and you have one employee. she's not really yours. she was the mayor's pir, public relations person, and she's been -- apparently that was siberia for seem for people from the mayor's office so anyway -- i mean you have to tell it like said mr. mayor. when you take a job like th
SFGTV
Nov 22, 2012 2:00am PST
't push for all of it. youth can't work and i'm going to say also, too many elected officials at city hall don't have kids, or don't have kids that really need transit because their family can drive them. we want to change the youth mind that they don't think about needing to be driven to and from school. thank you. >> supervisor wiener: thank you. next speaker. >> my name is francisco decosta. first and foremost let me inform you that i've been following muni for the last 40 years, and i don't appreciate that while mr. risken was trying to explain something, again and again he was interrupted. that's totally uncalled for. having said that, all city, the city and county of san francisco, needs to help our youth, in whatever way they can. and you guys, who try to take that, you know, something, you all know practically nothing because you don't have a history of what muni did before. for example, we had mayor frank jordan, who took all the money that was supposed to go for buses, and he used it to buy brand new police cars. you have no idea how much money was spent on the maintenance facili
SFGTV
Nov 22, 2012 5:30am PST
goal of seeking return on investments. the jury believes that the elected representatives of this city should insist the board follows principles of prudence make preserving capital a first priority. thank you. >> supervisor elsbernd: nins else from the grand jury? great. jay, you want to come forward? is. >> good afternoon, supervisors, jay -- executive director of the san francisco employees retirement system. i have some very brief prepared remarks that i would like to go through. on behalf of the retirement board we thank the civil grand jury for their service, however that being said, we are very disappointed that their report ignores long-standing policies and public decision-making practices of the retirement board and staff. these have been in place for decades. most of the recommendations from the civil grand jury have been implemented, as we've indicated in our response, and as part of its regular annual process the retirement board, its investment and actuarially consultants, staff, conduct ongoing comp comprehensive review and analysis of both the trust investment performan
SFGTV
Nov 22, 2012 6:30am PST
on this as evidenced by a number of measures passed by the electorate without such a task force, you have an elected board of supervisors, mayor's office, i don't think we need an additional layer to address this. >> supervisor chiu: i agree. last year with proposition c we formed groups of city officials and experts and community groups of public to figure out how to move forward. that is appropriate when trying to come up with a proposal but i think an ongoing continuous task force, we have an awful lot of task forces in the city so i would agree that's not something i would support at this time. >> supervisor elsbernd: recommendation no. 2, adopt a realistic and consistent formula for estimating assumed expected return rate. i would actually agree with this and frankly i think we already do that. so i don't have an objection to this. >> supervisor chiu: neither do i. >> supervisor elsbernd: no. 3, san francisco employees undertake investigation and failure analysis study of investment policy report and rcht to the members of the public. i think we're already doing this and i'm more than happy to
SFGTV
Nov 23, 2012 8:30pm PST
of the new design for 340 fremont street. our goals and reasons for electing to redesign a fully approved, fully compliant residential tower were three. the first one was an esthetic visual exterior enhancement or upgrade for the absence of doubt this is not the vex exercise to the contrary. it's attempt to bring a building that we thought was good to very good in terms of architectural design. the second reason since seven years passed since our original design we under took a significant effort in the under the hood areas of the building, primarily redesigning the structural system to be compliant with a more reason structural high rise code and practice and the third is redesigning each 348 residential units. just a small note on architecture. we conducted a national search for our architectural firm. we have a strong hire local bias but we have a strong need and desire to get the highest level of expertise available in esthetic design, in technical expertise and residential planning and the result of the search was a really good local firm who maybe known to you called handel arc
SFGTV
Nov 24, 2012 4:00am PST
a vote last week. we elected a president that said we are going to produce more jobs, all right. this is a mandate for not only the country but san francisco. this is our opportunity, ladies and gentlemen, to make it really clear as you just heard from the community, a community that has unemployment at rates of 20% or more, this is their opportunity. this is their chance. this is san francisco's chance. let me tell you about chances. san francisco has had the warriors once. lost them once. this time we are going to get them and keep them for good. ladies and gentlemen, this is the most important dynamic. we in the last five years have turned into a city that has become the ultimate city in success for athletic teams, for activities. san francisco -- i have been here 35 years in my life. i have never seen san francisco as developed as forward as it is. not only economically but socially. as we said, if you had been there at our press conference you would have seen the melting pot that san francisco has. i ask you today to commit yourself to moving this community. commit yourself
SFGTV
Nov 24, 2012 3:00pm PST
, november upo 7, repog will be commissioner mendoza mengetsd we scheduled this for election on weather yay or neigh thanayon prop 30. although don't get excited because it only stabilizes us temporarily but at least we'll know what we will be getting for the next several years. so we had some goodíl9[ç around what that will look like. we still have -- we won't have any mid-year cuts for 12-13 but we will be seeing cuts in the coming years. so there will be deficits that we'll be facing, in the coming years. we talked about the mandated cost block[u&,9- getting some additional dollars from that. and then the budget projections were bleak. they continue to be bleak. so once again, we're not -- we're still in a position where we'll be cutting and modifying and adjusting for next year. giving. >> who's first? commissioner wynns. >> commissioner wynns: i just mandated cost block grant be distributed to all the board members and hopefully at some time in the future we could have a discussion about that, because how this is going to work, this is another new change to the funding structure. it
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